Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2017-03-28

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet
David Sanger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Andy Martin
Date:Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

A dusting of snow the previous night meant that the road was closed at the ski resort. We parked here and walked 2.2 miles up the road to the summit area with the observatories. The gate here was also locked, so we crossed the barbed wire fence some distance to the right. The summit register and benchmark are just outside the fenced area by a green gate.

We met Bob the botanist at the summit. He was checking on his bees, which collect pollen from nearby flowers so that he can analyze the distribution of plants. He kindly gave us a ride down to our car in his truck so that we could continue on to Mt. Rice.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:857 ft / 261 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:857 ft / 261 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 757 ft / 231 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Start Trailhead:8400 ft / 2560 m
Descent Statistics

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